tainted


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taint 1

 (tānt)
tr.v. taint·ed, taint·ing, taints
1. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible: a reputation that was tainted by allegations of illegal activity.
2.
a. To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance: drinking water that is tainted with parasites; toothpaste that is tainted with toxic metals.
b. To subject to decay or putrefaction: would not eat the meat for fear that it was tainted. See Synonyms at contaminate.
n.
1. An undesirable or corrupting influence or association: wanted to avoid the taint of an accounting scandal. See Synonyms at stain.
2. An undesirable quality; a defect or shortcoming: "I confess to a taint of exhibitionism" (F. Scott Fitzgerald).

[Partly from obsolete taynt, to color, dye (from Anglo-Norman teint, from past participle of teindre, from Latin tingere), and partly from Middle English tainten, to convict (short for atteinten, from Old French ataint, past participle of ataindre, to attain, touch upon; see attain).]

taint′less adj.
taint′less·ly adv.

taint 2

 (tānt)
n. Vulgar Slang
The perineum.

[From such phrases as 'tain't asshole and 'tain't pussy and 'tain't asshole and 'tain't balls.]

tainted

(ˈteɪntɪd)
adj
contaminated or infectedtarnished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tainted - touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is archaic"
stale - lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"
Translations
فاسِد، مُنْتِن
nakaženýzkažený
fordærvet
fertõzött
spilltur
nakazený
bozulmuşlekelenmiş

tainted

[ˈteɪntɪd] ADJ
1. (= contaminated) [food, air, blood, medicine] → contaminado
her breath was tainted with alcoholsu aliento estaba corrompido por el alcohol
2. (= tarnished) [reputation] → mancillado
the issue is tainted with racismel tema está contaminado de racismo

tainted

[ˈteɪntɪd] adj
(= contaminated) [food] → avarié(e); [water, air] → pollué(e); [blood] → contaminé(e)
(= tarnished) [reputation] → entaché(e); [money] → sale
tainted with → entaché(e) de
The report was tainted with racism → Le rapport était entaché de racisme.

tainted

adj
(fig) moneyunsauber; evidenceunsauber, manipuliert; reputationbeschmutzt; not tainted by prejudicevon Vorurteilen unbelastet; to be tainted with somethingmit etw belastet or behaftet sein; to become tainted with racismden Ruch des Rassismus erhalten
(= contaminated) foodverdorben; bloodinfiziert; airverpestet, verunreinigt; to become tainted (food) → schlecht werden, verderben

tainted

[ˈteɪntɪd] adj (food) → avariato/a, guasto/a, andato/a a male; (water, air) → contaminato/a (fig) (system) → inquinato/a; (reputation) → infangato/a

taint

(teint) verb
1. to spoil (something) by touching it or bringing it into contact with something bad or rotten. The meat has been tainted.
2. to affect (someone or something) with something evil or immoral; to corrupt. He has been tainted by his contact with criminals.
noun
a mark or trace of something bad, rotten or evil. the taint of decay.
ˈtainted adjective
spoiled or corrupted. tainted food; The nation is tainted with evil and corruption.

tainted

adj contaminado
References in classic literature ?
When within a few yards of the cover, he fitted an arrow to his bow with the utmost care, while the antlers moved, as if their owner snuffed an enemy in the tainted air.
Alone in the night, Magdalen might dare to be herself again -- might dream of the past, and wake from the dream, encountering no curious eyes to notice that she was in tears -might ponder over the future, and be roused by no whisperings in corners, which tainted her with the suspicion of "having something on her mind.
Making his way through the tainted crowd, dispersed up and down this hideous scene of action, with the skill of a man accustomed to make his way quietly, the messenger found out the door he sought, and handed in his letter through a trap in it.
All thy request for Man, accepted Son, Obtain, all thy request was my Decree: But longer in that Paradise to dwell, The Law I gave to Nature him forbids: Those pure immortal Elements that know No gross, no unharmoneous mixture foule, Eject him tainted now, and purge him off As a distemper, gross to aire as gross, And mortal food, as may dispose him best For dissolution wrought by Sin, that first Distemperd all things, and of incorrupt Corrupted.
Reluctantly, they agreed that the only way was to pull up the ends of each wire from the tainted earth, and join them by a second wire.
If the people were not tainted with the spirit of their State representatives, they, as the natural guardians of the Constitution, would throw their weight into the national scale and give it a decided preponderancy in the contest.
These must be chiefly, if not wholly, effects of the unsteadiness and injustice with which a factious spirit has tainted our public administrations.
Here Jonathan interrupted him hotly, "Do you mean to say, Professor Van Helsing, that you would bring Mina, in her sad case and tainted as she is with that devil's illness, right into the jaws of his deathtrap?
On the twelfth day my throat was so painful that, taking the chance of alarming the Martians, I attacked the creaking rain-water pump that stood by the sink, and got a couple of glassfuls of blackened and tainted rain water.
Hunger made viands once repugnant, now acceptable; he held the plate in his hand for an hour at a time, and gazed thoughtfully at the morsel of bad meat, of tainted fish, of black and mouldy bread.
Monsieur de Mazarin had thought that we had rendered service to General Cromwell, instead of King Charles, which would have been a disgrace, rebounding from us to him, and from him to your majesty -- a dishonor which would have tainted the royalty of your illustrious son.
It was a blood-red flag, that fluttered in the tainted air, over the door of every dwelling into which the Small-Pox had entered.